We concentrated on painting outdoors during the April watercolor painting workshop sponsored by "A Passion for Painting" Art Studio. After a morning of instruction in the classroom the group took our sketchbooks out to the site of historic Bloomington where a small community of pioneers built a little town in the 1800's. The old town is gone now except for a few adobe structures, the stone footings of the old schoolhouse, and the wonderfully restored Blake Home. We enjoyed the spring blossoms, green grass, and warm sunshine as we studied how to identify value, edges, and shapes in nature.
Friday we packed our travel kits and headed for a day in Zion National Park, where everyone got a good taste of plein air painting in watercolor. With painting sessions at the Court of the Patriarchs, and along the river at Temple of Sinawava, we came up with some fun drawings and paintings. We concluded the day with an outdoor "art show" as we lined our work up along a big fallen cottonwood tree and shared thoughts about the paintings and our experiences in the canyon.
See more photos from Roland Lee's Watercolor workshop in Zion National Park